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Daily Blog — This week in the studio

Wednesday 18th July 2018

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From ActonArt’s Sculpture Workshop: paper-clay animal heads, and plaster relief sculptures.

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Tuesday 17th July 2018

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From the Mixed Media Workshop at ActonArt!

These aged looking pieces were created on tea-stained paper with marker and colored pencil.

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Monday 16th July 2018

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From ActonArt’s Art School Workshop: pastel sea turtles and very shiny Tutankhamun.

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Sunday 15th July 2018

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Some cute Mini-Coopers from the Foundations class at ActonArt!

In this project we were paying attention to how man-made objects are different to draw than more organic shapes, and using Copic markers and pastels to finish.

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Saturday 14th July 2018

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Summer is no excuse to forget about Manga! ActonArt has weekly Manga classes, as well as workshops.

These cool characters are from the Manga EX class.

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Friday 13th July 2018

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From ActonArt’s two-day “Portraits for Beginners” workshop!

In this very basic crash course, students learned how to observe the face as shapes and planes rather than details and specific elements in order to break it into site size pieces. 

Find out about our other workshops and summer art class offerings by checking out our website here!

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Thursday 12th July 2018

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Some cute chibi characters from the Manga classes here at ActonArt!

We not only offer Manga and Cartooning courses, but we also have several “crash course” workshops over the summer! Check out our full listing of classes on our website!

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Wednesday 11th July 2018

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Some palette knife paintings in the Mixed Media Workshop at ActonArt!

Using acrylics and palette knives, students are tasked with using their mark making to contribute to the contours and shapes of the subject matter. Learning to maneuver and manipulate the palette knife (which is very different from using a brush) is key here!

You can see ActonArt’s other summer class and workshop offerings on our website, right here!

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Monday 9th July 2018

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The Manga students at ActonArt finished out their spring trimester with an Exquisite Corpse!

Each student filled out one section of the face on each paper - not being able to see what the students had drawn previously! When the drawing unfolds, it creates a unique and wild looking face.

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Sunday 8th July 2018

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Some palette knife paintings from the Intro to Painting class at ActonArt!

Using acrylic paint and palette knives, the students are encouraged to be more expressive with their mark making.

We have other painting classes and workshops running this summer at ActonArt! Check out our schedule here on our website!

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